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Hopkins (Minnesota)

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Hopkins is a city in the Twin Cities.

Understand

Until 1893, Hopkins was part of Minneapolis. That year, residents of Hopkins sent the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners a petition signed by 41 residents, asking that a separate village be formed. Following an election, the community was then incorporated as the village of West Minneapolis. In 1928 the village name was changed to Hopkins, and in 1948 Hopkins officially became a city.

Hopkins is a dynamic community of over 17,000 residents located just 13 minutes west of Minneapolis. Founded rich in tradition and growth, Hopkins offers the advantages and conveniences of a large City but yet the security of a small town.

Get in

By plane

The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is only fifteen miles from Hopkins.

By car

Highway 7 runs east-west through Hopkins and connects the city to Interstate 494 and Highway 100. Highway 7 also continues east into Minneapolis. Highway 169 runs north-south connecting the city to Interstate 694 and Interstate 394.

Get around

Most people travel by car in Hopkins. Metro Transit serves the Hopkins area with bus service and the schedule can be found on the Metro Transit website [1]. Taxi service is also available by request, although it would be rather hard to hail a cab down from the street.

See

  • Shady Oak Beach, 5200 Shady Oak Rd, +1 952 908-7083, [2]. 76 feet of sandy beach shoreline, 2 sand play areas, water play area, sand volleyball court, concession stand, restroom/changing areas, canoe rental and fishing. $5.


Do

Buy

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Drink

Sleep

Get out

In the Twin Cities metro

  • Mall of America in nearby Bloomington. Minnesota has no sales tax on clothing.
  • Valleyfair is an amusement park that's within an hour's drive in nearby Shakopee.
  • Minnesota Zoo is in nearby Apple Valley.
  • Minneapolis is only a five minute drive from Hopkins and offers plenty to do.



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